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· January, 2009

Stories about Food from January, 2009

30 January 2009

Japan: Blurry Lines Between Buzz and Truth – McDonald's Quarter Pounder Debut

Cultivating imported products into megahits is a big part of creating consumer trends in Japan, and food is no exception to the rule. Last year, it was the American donut...

29 January 2009

Jamaica, Zimbabwe: Hunger Strike

Russia: Conscript Seeks Asylum in Georgia

Aleksandr Glukhov, a 21-year-old Russian conscript, has asked for asylum in the Republic of Georgia to escape the "unbearable conditions" in the Russian army. One of Glukhov's media appearances took...

20 January 2009

China: Does the government still concern about the “kidney stone babies”?

The coverage of the tainted milk scandal in China has been gradually faded away from the mass media with the bankruptcy of Sanlu company. In December 2008, the Chinese government...

19 January 2009

Guyana: Flooding Controversy

Guyana has been experiencing severe bouts of flooding recently, causing damage to crops and livestock and outrage among bloggers.

Peru: Buying an Alligator Body Part by Body Part

Taiwan: Prepare for the Lunar New Year

10 January 2009

Malaysia: Campaign to boycott US goods

As a form of protest against Washington’s support for Israel, some Malaysians are boycotting U.S. products. Opinion in the Malaysian blogosphere is divided over the campaign.

8 January 2009

Taiwan: Organic farming in Taiwan

In Taiwan, more and more farmers adopt organic farming methods, from rice to vegetables, from fruits to roses, and from tea to coffee. These farmers use blogs to support each...